Thursday, February 11, 2016

Burlington youngster creating Valentine's Day cards as fundraiser for juvenile arthritis

Burlington youngster creating Valentine's Day cards as fundraiser for juvenile arthritis: "With the help of his parents and his martial arts school, Ayden previously hosted a tournament that featured 1,000 demonstrators, participants and sponsors coming together to raise almost $30,000 for the Arthritis Society’s Walk to Fight Arthritis.

He was also named Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy last year by the Association of Fundraising Professionals."



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Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Nelson College students break golfing record for good cause | Stuff.co.nz

Nelson College students break golfing record for good cause | Stuff.co.nz: "Three Nelson College boys have endured the heat and wind to break the record for most holes played at Nelson Golf Club in one day.

Ollie Merrit, Matthew Grimes and Kameron Clarke, all 15-years-old, played 156 holes yesterday during 16 hours in the scorching hot sun and hard wind. The 150 hole record was previously set by their mentor and Nelson Golf Club professional Glyn Delany about 15 years ago."



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Monday, November 30, 2015

Giving More Than Fashion Sense | Park Cities People

Giving More Than Fashion Sense | Park Cities People: "Now a senior at HPHS, Deitch has seen her project turn from a mere thought to an annual event. Big Sister’s Closet isn’t just another extracurricular activity for her; it’s an achievement.

For her efforts, Deitch was awarded the National Philanthropy Day Luncheon honor of Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy on Nov. 13."



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Friday, November 20, 2015

Oxfordshire teenagers follow charity to Kenya - BBC News

Oxfordshire teenagers follow charity to Kenya - BBC News: "A group of teenagers from Oxfordshire travelled to Kenya to follow the work of a charity that supports poor communities."



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Students collaborate with artists to help nonprofits | Emory University | Atlanta, GA

Students collaborate with artists to help nonprofits | Emory University | Atlanta, GA: "This marks the second year that the course “Art and Social Engagement” has been offered through Emory’s Center for Ethics in partnership with the Atlanta arts non-profit WonderRoot and with support from Southwest Airlines. The goal of the three-hour class is to unite Emory students, Atlanta artists and nonprofits to develop socially engaged artwork.

And interest in the program is booming, says Carlton Mackey, director of Emory's Ethics and the Arts Program, who runs the class with Edward Queen, director of the D. Abbott Turner Program in Ethics and Servant Leadership (EASL) at Emory's Center for Ethics."



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Elementary school siblings carry on family tradition of philanthropy | fox4kc.com

Elementary school siblings carry on family tradition of philanthropy | fox4kc.com: "Every so often Acadamie Lafayette school gives students Ella and Jack Perry an opportunity to go before schoolmates and pitch their favorite cause and a project about which they care deeply.

“Me and Ella go to Jamaica help the people there,” said Jack.

“You can bring medicine and money,” said Ella.

This week’s FOX 4 Young Achievers have a strong bond with the children of Oberlin School high in the mountains of eastern Jamaica."



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Tuesday, November 03, 2015

The AFP Blog: Calling Young Professionals (And Those Young at Heart)

The AFP Blog: Calling Young Professionals (And Those Young at Heart): "Calling Young Professionals (And Those Young at Heart)
Guest blogging this week on the AFP Blog is the Marketing Chair of AFP’s Youth in Philanthropy Committee Valerie M. Pletcher, MinstF (Adv Dip). Valerie talks about AFP’s collaboration with the Jefferson Awards Foundation Students in Action program and our role in educating youth about fundraising and philanthropy.

When I was a young fundraising professional, I was heavily influenced by my upbringing with Fred Rogers. You know, Mister Rogers (the PBS show).  He always found the most creative ways to teach kids about giving and receiving—and with no strings attached."



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Friday, October 30, 2015

Students learn about philanthropy : Community

Students learn about philanthropy : Community: "For the past six weeks, the Sturgis Williams Middle School students enrolled in Becky Peterson’s exploratory class “Students Building a Better World,” have been learning about philanthropy and the many ways of helping those in need.

The students began by first reading James Stovall’s book “The Ultimate Gift,” a story of how a self-centered and privileged man changes into a selfless man who cares for others. Many of the class activities were then based on the chapters in that book. For example, to coordinate with the “Gift of Friendship” chapter, the students discussed recent instances in which they might have let a friend down. They then had to write a letter or call that friend to remedy the situation. For the chapter titled “Gift of Problems,” the students had to identify problems either locally or around the world and then figure out how they could make an impact."



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Thursday, October 29, 2015

What makes millennials give to charity? - The Boston Globe

What makes millennials give to charity? - The Boston Globe: "Nonprofits know the young adult you strike up a relationship with today can become a longtime supporter down the road,” says Jim Klocke, chief executive officer at the Massachusetts Nonprofit Network. Klocke doesn’t believe traditional fund-raising galas will die off; they’ll “evolve.”"



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Tuesday, October 27, 2015

What Makes a Charity Tax-Exempt? Issues for Government Oversight and Due Diligence | Nonprofit Quarterly

What Makes a Charity Tax-Exempt? Issues for Government Oversight and Due Diligence | Nonprofit Quarterly: "It should be no surprise that 15-year-old Hana co-authored a post with her uncle Gene titled, “Why Are Charities Tax-Exempt?” Uncle Gene is Gene Takagi, the managing attorney at the NEO Law Group and a nationally known expert in nonprofit law. Gene’s Nonprofit Law Blog should be on everyone’s blog feed."



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Friday, October 23, 2015

Teens learn real-world philanthropy on charitable board - The Canadian Jewish News

Teens learn real-world philanthropy on charitable board - The Canadian Jewish News: "Thirty Jewish teens will spend the next seven months making real-world financial decisions together, with the direct impact reflected in the Toronto Jewish community.

The Jewish Foundation of Greater Toronto, in collaboration with WOW!, an initiative of UJA Federation’s Julia and Henry Koschitzky Centre for Jewish Education and the Jewish Teen Funders Network, launched a new project this month called the Jewish Teen Board.

Funding will also come from Laura Lauder and the Maimonides Fund."



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Thursday, October 22, 2015

Meet the youngest speaker at New England’s largest education technology conference - Education - Boston.com

Meet the youngest speaker at New England’s largest education technology conference - Education - Boston.com: "Surprenant listed dozens of projects he plans on pursuing after he speaks at MassCUE, from writing books to a social media campaign for the Jimmy Fund. But, he said, through all of them, he wants to show the grown ups he’s talking to how easy it is to make a difference."



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Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Glenrothes teenager bags top fundraising award - Fife Today

Glenrothes teenager bags top fundraising award - Fife Today: "A Glenrothes teenager has been named Scottish Volunteer Fundraiser of the Year.

Aidan McCallum (13), who has raised more than £9000 for the Scottish Huntington’s Association (SHA), picked up the award at the at the Institute of Fundraising Scotland awards."



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Stanford University Student Earns International Youth Philanthropy Award - About AFP - AFP

Stanford University Student Earns International Youth Philanthropy Award - About AFP - AFP: "Stanford University Student Earns International Youth Philanthropy Award
(Arlington, VA)  Kinsey Morrison, an 18-year old college student who was diagnosed with aplastic anemia at a young age and has now raised more than $600,000 for a variety of charitable causes, has been named the 2015 Bob Carter Companies Outstanding Youth Philanthropist by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP)."



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Wednesday, October 14, 2015

William Byrd collects more than 200-pounds of food for charity | WSLS

William Byrd collects more than 200-pounds of food for charity | WSLS: "Students at William Byrd High school put their sports marketing skills to good use by encouraging classmates to bring in hundreds of canned food donations for the hungry in Southwest Virginia."



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Celebrate #GivingTuesday by Teaching About Giving | npENGAGE

Celebrate #GivingTuesday by Teaching About Giving | npENGAGE: "This year on #GivingTuesday, Learning to Give is asking teachers to join the international movement to celebrate an opening day to the giving season by doing what they do best, by teaching.
Learning to Give believes that a key way to change the world is to broaden the number of people learning about philanthropy, civil society and giving time, talent and treasure. They do this by educating kids, giving them the knowledge to engage, and then encouraging action. The formula is Knowledge+Skills+Behavior, and it’s already working with two million teachers who leverage the program today."



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Tuesday, October 06, 2015

Put a Sock in It helps the homeless one mismatched sock at a time | USA TODAY College

Put a Sock in It helps the homeless one mismatched sock at a time | USA TODAY College: "Dirty, mismatched socks are an annoyance to most people, but for three University of Nebraska-Lincoln students, those socks keep their business running.

Put a Sock in It, a nonprofit started by sophomores Tayler Sundermann, Sarah Porath and Josie Jensen, all 19, aims to take “the world’s lonely socks, making them whole and giving them back to the community,” according to their website."



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Target for National Citizen Service participation was missed by more than 22,000 | Third Sector

Target for National Citizen Service participation was missed by more than 22,000 | Third Sector: "The Cabinet Office annual report says 57,609 young people took part last year, against a target of 80,000 - which was also short of the minimum figure of 60,000 set for the NCS Trust"



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Monday, September 21, 2015

The Cavalier Daily :: Alternative Fall Break works with community nonprofits

The Cavalier Daily :: Alternative Fall Break works with community nonprofits: "Currently in its second year, the Alternative Fall Break program had a successful pilot year and anticipates an even greater turnout ahead. Started as a partner program to Alternative Spring Break, Alternative Fall Break provides University students with an opportunity to make something of their break and build connections within the local community."



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Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Kansas Group—Youth Making a Difference—Earns International Youth Philanthropy Award - About AFP - AFP

Kansas Group—Youth Making a Difference—Earns International Youth Philanthropy Award - About AFP - AFP: "Kansas Group—Youth Making a Difference—Earns International Youth Philanthropy Award
(Arlington, VA)  Youth Making A Difference (YMAD), a program of the South Central Community Foundation (SCCF) in Pratt, Kan., that involves engaging youth from seven counties in philanthropy and grant-making, has received the 2015 Bob Carter Companies Award for Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy, Group, given by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP). "



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Thursday, September 10, 2015

Meet the teenage chess champ who plays for charity—as a Jawa

Meet the teenage chess champ who plays for charity—as a Jawa: "his week, Stephen Eisenhauer starts high school. But few other ninth-graders can beat his summer vacation story: While the rest of us were grilling out for Labor Day, Eisenhauer donned a set of robes and glowing eyes and spent the weekend playing chess as Dragon Con's own Chess Jawa."



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